- Rev. Dr. Darryl GoldmanPastor
Dr. Darryl Goldman joined St. Andrew in May of 2016. He is a graduate of Evangel College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Central Michigan University, and Emory University, where he received a doctoral degree. After retirement from a distinguished 25-year career as a U.S. Army Chaplain. Darryl pastored a church in the Washington, D.C. area where his wife Linda worked at the Pentagon. Darryl and Linda relocated to the North Alabama area in 2004, where Linda worked at Redstone Arsenal until her retirement in 2012.
Darryl continued his work as a part time minister in the Huntsville area. Having felt a renewed call to increase his involvement in the ministry, Darryl agreed to lead St. Andrew in our efforts to increase our impact in Christ’s mission in the local community and the world.
Darryl combines his real-life experiences of growing up in rural Mississippi and his worldwide travels during his career as an army chaplain with exceptional insight into the interpretation of scripture. He uses wit and humor to consistently bring uplifting and scripturally centered messages delivered in a truly engaging way. We invite you to follow the link to hear his sermons.
As part of his ministry, Darryl also offers crisis and grief counseling on Wednesdays at 10:30AM. Appointments can be made through the church office by calling 256-355-6310.
Darryl also has a wonderful rapport with young children. From time to time he enlists the help of his puppet friends, J. K. Huggs and Fred Crow, to deliver the children’s message during Sunday worship. Videos of the children’s messages are available by following the link.
Whether preaching or teaching we think you will find Darryl’s messages uplifting and spiritually rewarding. We welcome you and your family to worship, serve, study and fellowship during this exciting time in the life of St. Andrew.
- Bonita SmithChurch Secretary
Bonita has served as a secretary for over 32 years and has been at St. Andrew since December 2013. She loves the Lord and considers her work at St. Andrew to be just one way she can serve the Lord daily. She has five children and fifteen grandchildren.
- Leslie MatthewsNursery
Leslie has lovingly taken care of multiple generations of St. Andrew’s children for over 25 years. She participates in all the children’s activities including the music program, Easter egg hunt, and Christmas play.
Leslie has two children and one grandchild of her own. Leslie constantly reaches out to children in the local community and invites them to share in the light of Jesus. She is an integral part of our children’s ministry and a valued and beloved member of our staff.
- Mavis StephensChoir Director
Mavis grew up in Montevallo, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Univ. of Montevallo and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama. She also did post-graduate work at Ball State University. She taught music in Jefferson County Schools for four years and in Decatur City Schools twenty- seven years. She played violin in the Huntsville Symphony, the Decatur Chamber Orchestra, the Shoals Symphony, and played in the pit orchestra for musicals at the Princess Theatre. She has sung in the Decatur City Chorus for 35 years and church choirs all of her adult life.
For the last seventeen years, Mavis has studied art and her works have been displayed in shows and galleries in Montgomery, Birmingham, and North Alabama. She was married to Bob Stephens (deceased), another musician and teacher, and has two sons and four grandchildren.
- Dr. Jeff GilbreathPianist
Jeff joined St. Andrew in July of 2017 as pianist. He graduated from Mt. Hope High School in Lawrence County, Alabama. He received a degree in applied voice from the University of North Alabama and started teaching voice professionally.
Answering a call to music ministry he moved to Memphis, TN, where he received a Masters in Religion and Education. After serving as minister of music for several churches, Jeff taught and studied at Auburn University for 10 years completing his Masters and Ph.D. in Music Education.
Jeff now teaches elementary music full-time in Decatur City Schools. He is an accomplished musician playing multiple instruments including organ and piano. He is currently learning to play and teach violin for the Decatur Youth Symphony. Jeff’s students call him “Dr. G.” He lives in Decatur with his two college age children, Kelsey and Jordon.